The team of the Association of Private Museums of Russia, headed by the director Alexei Shaburov, makes trips during which he personally gets acquainted with the owners of museums and their collections. Recently, they visited several Moscow museums at once, and the first of them was the Folk Musical Instruments Museum, created by amateur musician Anna Sosnovskaya.
The museum is located in the center of Moscow, in the art library named after A.P. Bogolyubov. It presents about 250 traditional instruments of the peoples of the world. Moreover, you don’t need to buy a ticket to see them. Only pre-organized group excursions need to be paid for.
Drums from Brazil, India, Uzbekistan, Cuba, Iran, Portugal, Afghan rubab, Cuban marimbula, Italian mandolin, Russian domra, Serbian gusle, Thai flute, Latin American guitar (charango), American banjo, West African kora; a rich collection that Anna have been collecting for eleven years makes an extraordinary impression – the appearance of some exhibits may seem so unexpected.